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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mergenthaler, Ottmar 1854-1899. German-born American inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine (patented 1884).

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  • n. United States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)

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Examples

  • While I was in school, the age of phototypesetting machines dawned, including the Mergenthaler and Compugraphic models.

    Tracy Baim: Niche Media Survival in the Age of New Media

  • And I owe most of that to the literal and figurative scars from those hot-lead Linotypes and the wicked chemicals of the Mergenthaler phototypesetters.

    Tracy Baim: Niche Media Survival in the Age of New Media

  • The Paige simply had no credibility in the financial world: every other investor Jones knew was backing the Mergenthaler.

    Mark Twain

  • The steady sale to newspapers of rival typesetters the Mergenthaler was in use by papers in Chicago, New York, and Louisville, and had typeset a book did not faze him.

    Mark Twain

  • The Paige also had a keyboard, but it was designed ponderously to set type by entire syllables and words—the product of “an analytical study of the language, covering all subjects,” as an engineer connected with the project admiringly recalled it in 1916.39 The Mergenthaler simply summoned molds for individual letters, fast.

    Mark Twain

  • Mergenthaler linotype, but Mark Twain only smiled.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • When the promoters of the Mergenthaler offered to exchange half their interests for a half interest in the Paige patent, to obtain thereby a wider insurance of success, it only confirmed his trust, and he let the golden opportunity go by.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The Mergenthaler, in particular, was attracting wide attention.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Whitney and Cameron, he said, were large stockholders in the Mergenthaler.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • It is the same man who twenty-five years later would fasten his faith and capital to a type-setting machine and refuse to exchange stock in it, share for share, with the Mergenthaler linotype.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

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